In , using his anagram pen name, Gorey published The Curious Sofa: A Pornographic Work by Ogdred Weary — a delightfully dark. Curious. 2 graphic a porno- work by. Ogdred. Weary. Page 2. TME. CURIOUS SOFA. Ogared Weary by. Harcourt Brace & Company. New York San Diego. One of Edward Gorey best works is The Curious Sofa. Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that look like relics of the nineteenth.

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Curious Sofa, Ogdred Weary: Edward Gorey: : Books

Should I happen to read said book maybe I’ll get back here and do a review. The book is full of ambigous references to exotic sex acts, but nothing is ever explicitly shown or described.

Of course you never find out what the “very surprising service” is; the next page just suggests another similarly vague sexual act. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Regular Guest Bloggers Jason Powell has taken on the yeoman’s job of doing an issue by issue analysis of Chris Claremont’s 17 year Uncanny X-Men run in an effort to make me feel bad for saying Morrison invented all kinds of things he did not in his New X-Men run, and curiious spelling Claremont “Clairmont” in my superhero book.


This is a strange soda book by Edward Gorey. Grub Street New York.

Maybe if I had actually read Story of O this would be funnier. As with the other two tiles from this pub- lisher, TCS is a paperback book that shows wear easily. New vid from the gory who did “Washington”. Groey has always worked in a touch of the bawdy, but in this tale he works it on out!

Well, some of what happens in the story happens on furniture, but mostly Gorey is always being absurd and ironic, thanks for that, Ed.

End of Golden Tabloid. Indiana Jones people godey John McClane people. My Sister, the Serial Killer: In fact, you could read this as a small child and think it was perfectly innocent.

Despite being a self-proclaimed ‘pornographic work’, ‘The Curious Sofa’ is a surprisingly subtle and, considering it comes from the brain of Edward Gorey, unsurprisingly amusing yarn. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Apr 23, Calista rated it really liked it Shelves: A recent interview re: About Me sota View my complete profile. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

At the beginning of the story, we find Alice eating grapes sora the park when she is approached by Herbert.

This is delightfully dirty, and only in a way that is most telling about the own reader’s mind. Oct 22, Sally rated it liked it. Gorey’s books are tiny, strange illustrated books that exward like relics of the nineteenth century. Edward Gorey’s work never sucks. A send-up of Victorian pornography, the book’s thirty pages tell the adventures of Alice, a young woman swept into a long series of sexual adventures.


You must own this, I say! Not to say I went into this thinking it would turn me on Might get worse before it gets better, but there is a plan.

The Curious Sofa

This is an entertaining work, and Gorey does masterfully show that, paradoxically, sometimes horrors and obscenities can be maximally revealed through being concealed. He seems to have been given just the right combination of 11 letters to make up far more names than one would have believed to be possible.

They seem to imply that the content of music is consistent that all music is about sex, basically and that the artist’s limited freedom is in choosing to address it implicitly or explicitly. How to Clean Shower Curtains Correctly.